Unsold Television Pilot: ''Unsolved'' (1950's Crime Drama)
Topics Classic TV
, Unsold Pilot
, Television Pilot
An unsold television pilot presumably from the 1950's. Based partially on the real-life murder of criminal Benjamin 'Bugsy' Siegel. Air date is unknown.
Run time 26 minutes 42 secondsAudio/Visual sound, color
February 11, 2013
Several great character actors in it like Oakland and Greer, and decent production.
But not 1950's production date is 1960. Looks like MCMLX not MCMLI or even MCMLV two points top and bottom crossing. Definitely an X
July 4, 2011
Who killed Mugsy Beagle?
The copyright at the end says MCMLI .. 1951
February 14, 2011
Release date: 1960.
Television series pilot for a proposed series that purported to show the circumstances behind a famous unsolved murder. The victim this time out is Martin `Mugsy` Heidel, a West Coast underworld boss who loses all his Hollywood friends when he is accused of murdering a small-time bookie. He vows to create a fabulous hotel, casino and entertainment hot-spot just across the border of Nevada and make it so lavish that the men and women who snubbed him will crave his affection again. When Mugsy plows all the profits back into the hotel, his criminal bosses are not pleased and Heidel is `retired` in a hail of bullets from an unknown assailant in revenge.
Cast: Simon Oakland (Martin `Mugsy` Heidel), Joe De Santis (Mr. Baroni), Lisa Gaye (Catherine Mills), Steve Gravers (Harry), Richard Karlan (Solly Green), Dabbs Greer (Sergeant Croft), Aneta Corsaut (Gloria), Ken Patterson, Joseph Ruskin (Pine Tree Knox), Vici Raaf, Dick Bernie, James Parnell and John Marley (Lucky).
September 14, 2009
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This isn't really a bad unsold tv pilot, though the lack of a conclusion is probably the main reason for being unsold.
I quite like the cast and production values.
At least it's better than "Gigli"!!